The 2018 state legislative session ended on March 29th but not before advocates established critically important groundwork to educate and build support for a Georgia Work Credit. During the 2018 legislative session we: Hosted the first ever Georgia Work Credit lobby day, with attendees coming together to learn, share and educate lawmakers on the issue. Grew […]
The Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Food Bank Association and other partners highlighted the Georgia Work Credit at the Gold Dome for the Georgia Food Bank Day at the Capitol on March 15. Advocates spent the day educating state lawmakers on hunger and how Georgia food banks are helping address food insecurity across the state. […]
More than 40 advocates descended on the Gold Dome on March 1 to discuss and promote the Georgia Work Credit, a bottom-up tax cut for more than a million working families across the state. Advocates gathered to review evidence on the benefits of the Georgia Work Credit and lift up stories about the impact of […]
State lawmakers rapidly advanced a major tax package in recent days that lacks one of the strongest tools to support working families in Georgia and cut taxes from the bottom up: the Georgia Work Credit. The tax proposal, House Bill 918, includes four elements: a cut in the top personal income tax rate, a cut […]
Despite low unemployment and a healthy stock market, limited wage growth coupled with high living expenses has made economic recovery sluggish for many Georgia families following the Great Recession. The Georgia Work Credit could help.
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI) sent a letter this month to the Senate Study Committee on Rural Georgia highlighting the Georgia Work Credit as an important policy to support rural Georgia families and communities. Download the letter.
Some 1,047 babies in Georgia a year can be saved from risky, low birth weight if lawmakers pass a credit to offset state taxes for low-income working families, according to a new study. State tax credits for working families with modest wages are linked to higher birth weights for babies across the country, and larger credits […]
Significant momentum is building across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs).
By Sheronn Harris, Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow Enacting a Refundable State EITC Important for Women, Georgia Families and Communities Since the summer of 2016, the Fellows of the YWCA Georgia Women’s Policy Institute have been actively advocating for tax reform in support of the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for […]
Building a better Georgia, with a strong economy and vibrant communities, requires a more resilient middle class and more opportunities for working families to climb the economic ladder. One of the best tools to help ensure that all Georgians share in that prosperity is a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), or Georgia Work Credit. […]
A group of passionate Georgia Work Credit ambassadors from the Georgia Women’s Policy Institute, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Georgia Budget and Policy Institute traveled to Athens, Ga. for the 30th Biennial Institute earlier this month. The team educated dozens of lawmakers, advocates and other stakeholders about the Georgia Work Credit. Want to get more […]
Georgia is missing out on a time-tested tool that helps hardworking families, boosts small businesses and strengthens local economies. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia give a critical boost to families that work but struggle to make ends meet through a Georgia Work Credit (also called a state Earned Income Tax Credit). Enacting a […]